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BYU and Wyoming renew their rivalry



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The BYU-Wyoming rivalry continues this Saturday in Provo. The Cougars have won six of their last seven games against the Cowboys, but the Cougars assure us not to worry about a letdown.

The Cougars are ranked 11th in the country, have the National Player of the Week in quarterback Max Hall and are coming off of a 59-0 blowout over UCLA.

So how do they avoid a letdown against Wyoming? Apparently that won't be a problem.

BYU and Wyoming renew their rivalry

Junior defensive lineman Jan Jorgensen said, "Coach Mendenhall has a knack for bringing us down to earth. You guys hear him talk all the time. He doesn't let us get too overconfident. He'll put us in our place real fast."

"We're looking to get better every single game and we intend to improve in this particular game," said BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall, "and this is conference play which does matter to us more than any of the other goals."

Wyoming is 2-1, but those two wins were at home where they had to come from behind in the 4th quarter to beat Ohio and North Dakota St.

(AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Ben Woloszyn)
(AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Ben Woloszyn)

The Cowboys have also struggled on the road losing their last five conference road games. The Cougars, on the other hand, have won 14 straight home games.

Still the Cougars will not take Wyoming lightly on Saturday.

"I don't think we will suffer a letdown," said Hall. "Just for the fact that if we want to reach our goals we've got to be pretty close to perfect by the end of the year and every game matters if we want to reach our goals."

"We know that when [Wyoming] comes to play us they bring their best," said Jorgensen. "They do consider us a rivalry game so we've got to be on our toes and ready to go."

BYU and Wyoming kick off in Provo at LaVell Edwards Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

E-mail: jjensen@ksl.com

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